Monday, September 22, 2008

Books: Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore is the author of several books with great "pick-up factor." What we mean by that is that when perusing the local bookstore, we're continually drawn to his books and pick them up, though we had never read any until now. If we hadn't read so much vampire lore lately, we probably would have read You Suck instead, but rather, we read Practical Demonkeeping.

This book was really fun, involving demons and genies, and all sorts of ancient lore all tied up into a quick-read novel set in the present day in the Northwest. A demon has been traveling about, eating people (mostly shady characters like the drug-dealer, The Breeze) and not getting caught for a century. His master falls for a girl, and grows complacent allowing him to slip off and create some evil plans. A genie has been tailing them and wants to gain his freedom as well as sending the demon back to Hell where he belongs.

Quick vote: This book was quite a fun read, but won't be winning any Pulitzer prizes any time soon!

Aunt Annie's 2 Cents: My mommy sometimes calls me a demon when I pee on her bed. Is that a compliment? I assume so, so I'll just keep doing it.

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